An Introduction to Note with Simple Markdown Editor
This note explains how to create a note using Simple Markdown Editor with Exploratory Desktop and share it with your co-workers.
If you add charts, analytics or data frames that contain the parameters to the note, those parameters will show up automatically when you run the note. You can change the parameters to update charts and analytics in the note on the fly.
You can show the current parameter value on Note using the R code chunk or R inline expression. Please see here for more details.
Side by Side Mode
In Side by Side mode, you can see the edit screen and the preview screen side by side in a single window. You can click the refresh button anytime to confirm the preview while you are editing.
Switching to Side by Side Mode
You can click the "Switch to Side By Side Mode" button to switch from Single View mode to Side By Side mode.
Single View Mode
In Single View mode, you can show either the edit screen or the preview screen at a time. You can switch the edit screen or the preview screen by clicking "Edit" or "Run" button at the top left corner of the screen.
In Single View mode, you can use the full window area for editing and previewing. It is useful if you want to check how users actually view your note.
Switching to Single View Mode
You can click the "Switch to Single View Mode" button to switch from ModeSide By Side mode to Single View mode.
You can export your note in various formats. You can access to the export menus from the Export button at the top right corner of the screen.
Open in Web Browser
You can preview the output in the web browser.
Export as HTML
You can export the note output in HTML format.
Export as Word Document
You can export the note output in Microsoft Word format.
The "Export as Word Document" feature is only available in Single View mode. You can see here for how to switch to Single View mode.
Export as EDF
You can export the note output in EDF format. The exported EDF includes not only the text in the note, but also charts, analytics, data frames and others referenced in the note. You can import that EDF anytime to reproduce the note completely.